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Julius Caesar

Synopsis
Televised adaptation of the play produced by Stephen Harrison and Leonard Brett, with Walter Hudd as Julius Caesar and Anthony Hawtrey as Mark Antony.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Television
Transmission details
25 Feb 1951 at 20:15 (Channel: BBC)
Duration
125 mins

Credits

Producer
Leonard Brett; Stephen Harrison (2)
Writer
William Shakespeare
Production Design
Barry Learoyd
Cast
Walter HuddJulius Caesar
Anthony HawtreyMark Antony
John GatrellDecius Brutus
Clement McCallinCaius Cassius
Margaret DiamondPortia
Alan ReidArtemidorus
Alan ReidPindarus
Anthony OliverMessala
Anthony OliverServant
Edmund PurdomMetellus Cimber
Edmund PurdomTiminius (Titinius)
Eric BerryLepidus
Eric BerryMarullus (Murellus)
John ArnoldStrato
John ArnoldServant
John DunbarPopillius
John DunbarPlebeian
John GatrellClitus
John VereSoothsayer
Mary HintonCalphurnia
Michael BrennanCasca
Patrick Barr (2)Marcus Brutus
Peter BathurstTrebonius
Peter BathurstFlavius
Peter BathurstVolumnius
Richard BebbOctavius Caesar
Terence GreenidgeCinna the Poet
Terence GreenidgeDardanius
Tom ColmerCinna
Tom ColmerLucilius

Additional Details

Production type
Television and Radio Drama
Plays
Julius Caesar
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

Notes

Notes
Production cost: £ 1.987 (BBC Play Library)
The cast encompassed some 51 actors.

A script is held at the Birmingham Shakespeare Library.
History
A second performance was broadcast on March 1, 1951 at 19:30 London time.
Figures
Reaction Index 63 (BBC Audience Research). The Reaction Index is a measurement of the quality
and success of the programme with the audience who had watched it. It is based on a range of 0 to 100.
Reviews
Rothwell, Kenneth S. and Annabelle Henkin Melzer, Shakespeare on Screen: An International Filmography and Videography (London: Mansell, 1990), entry 213, p. 117.

Production Company

Name

BBC

Notes
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)

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